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October 8, 2014: Long Beach Man Charged with Assault, Kidnapping, Evading Police

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A 27-year-old man accused of assaulting his child’s mother and then kidnapping her pleaded not guilty today, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. 

Isaul Sandoval (dob 6/27/87) of Long Beach was charged with three felony counts: injuring a child’s parent, kidnapping and evading an officer in case TA135377. 

The charging document also alleges that Sandoval was previously convicted of assault with a deadly weapon in 2007, receiving stolen property in 2008 and unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle in 2011. 

Deputy District Attorney Presciliano Duran, who is assigned to the case, said on Oct. 6 Sandoval and his child’s mother had a fight and he reportedly assaulted her. 

Sandoval then allegedly forced the woman into his car and drove off, the prosecutor added. At some point, the victim was able to get out of the car and Sandoval led law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit from Paramount to Compton. 

After about 20 minutes, Sandoval exited his car and tried to flee from authorities. He was ultimately apprehended.  

The defendant is scheduled to return to court for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 23 in Department O of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Compton Branch. 

If convicted as charged, Sandoval faces a maximum sentence of 23 years in state prison. 

The case is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.